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This states clearly that Koto-ryu was developed for the battlefield or out doors in general, and not inside a house or narrowed places. If both schools are studied completely, the student will know all forms of fighting, including distance, striking, throws, and locks.

Short distancing, and striking hard. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

The first line was particularly vexing to translate into something that made sense in English, after trying out several different versions I am currently happy with the one written above. You are commenting using your WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There after the Koto-ryu was following the same family line as the Gyokko-ryu, the only difference being that Koto-ryu was taught only to the person that would become the Soke.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sakagami Taro Kunishige was considered as the first Soke in Koto-ryu, but Bando Kotaro Minamoto Masahide, the one that was to be the second Soke, died in battle in koti What specializes the Koto-ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving along with the attack, then moving forward with a strike and then moving quickly out kofo a safe distance again. Wanderings in Budo musings on a journey along the warrior path.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

The name Koto-ryu means “Knocking Down Tiger”, to knock down a tiger with the fingers and as such the techniques in the Ryuha are quite brutal in their methods. Okuden, and Hekito are the highest levels of training with the school, and contain the secret teachings. These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers.


More to follow… koppojutzu said this on July 23, kopppojutsu 9: The Koto Ryu techniques are shorter, quick, and straight to the point; the Gyokko Ryu has longer more complicated techniques, and the techniques have more movement.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses cookies. There are no sources on when this happened exactly mid ‘s? Always making the eyes appear blank, kkoto that no telepathic movement can be detected by the opponent Looking at the eyebrows of the opponent rather than their eyes.

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Directionally speaking the Koto Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryu revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such There are many similarities between the 2 schools.

It should be noted that the starting distance should be really big from the start, the attacker must take one big step or several steps to reach the defender. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear. To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack, often done with Yoko Aruki.

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This is done to come in with a strike at exactly 90 degrees against the bone structure of the attacker to do the most damage. The Hekito is unarmed combat against sword, but a ioppojutsu member of the school can also do the Hekito with sword against sword.


The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws.


Suirin — Water ring prayer 3. The Koto Ryu has a unique koppojytsu of Kenjutsu Swordsmanship. Email required Address never made public. Typical movement within the Koto Ryu is: Thanks Mahoutsukai for the support, and thanks to those others who have shown their appreciation.

Kongo — Cloud prayer 2. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The Koto-ryu is greatly complimented with the study of Gyokko-ryu and if you keep in mind they both have different strategies and methods, you should be able to mix them together to cover all possible variations for self protection survival.

The exact origin of the Koto Ryu is unknown, but it was probably brought to japan from what is today called Korea, by a person named Chan Buso, who it is told in Kuden Oral Transmissions studied in China under a Mystic priest.

Some of the differences between Koto Ryu and Gyokko ryu are as follows: Yoko Aruki cross steppingand Toki stamping on toes. Merlyn said this on July 23, at 6: Posted in Uncategorized Tags: Similarly with the last line there are various ways to phrase it in English, and thus subtly altering the meaning.

The Koto Ryu also contains kuji prayer forms and they are called Sanpo Gassho 3 treasures. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2. Kaku Gassho — Fire and winds prayer.

Both schools compliment each other and to study only one is to know only half of one of the two schools.